Category Archives: Carney

Councilman Marks’ Blog

On Being Named a “Hero of the Green” by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

This weekend, I was honored to be named a “Hero of the Green” by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, along with longtime GVC official Peggy Perry. This award recognizes outstanding leadership in preserving and improving the Gunpowder River Valley. I am humbled by … Continue reading

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Budget Funds Infrastructure, Park Upgrades Throughout Fifth District

The proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget addresses numerous priorities in the Fifth District.  I am particularly pleased with the inclusion of funding to advance a new middle school, my top priority in the northeast, but there are numerous other improvements that … Continue reading

Posted in Bykota, Campus Hills, Carney, Kingsville, Perry Hall, Perry Hall High School, Perry Hall Middle, recreation, Rodgers Forge, Stoneleigh, Towson | Comments Off

Air Conditioning Advances at Carney, Joppa View

This summer, work started on air conditioning at Carney and Joppa View Elementary Schools.   The design phase is in 2015, with construction in 2016.  Other schools that serve northeastern Baltimore County will also receive air conditioning over the next two years. Schoolchildren … Continue reading

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Continuing our Work to Address Overcrowding in the Northeast

One of my priorities as County Councilman has been to reduce school overcrowding.  This is a complex problem, and not entirely driven by new development.  In Carney and Parkville, for instance, we are seeing a demographic turnover as older homeowners sell to … Continue reading

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Redistricting Alters Fifth District in December

With the inauguration of the new Baltimore County Council in December, the redistricting map will finally take effect that was passed more than three years ago. The new Fifth District still stretches from Charles Street in the west to Harford … Continue reading

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Air Conditioning Planned at Five Additional Northeastern Schools

I am very pleased to announce that air conditioning is planned for four additional schools in northeastern Baltimore County: Carney, Halstead, Joppa View, Pleasant Plains, and Villa Cresta Elementary Schools.  Plans call for design work in 2015, and construction in … Continue reading

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Enrollment Projections Prove Importance of Initiatives to Reduce Overcrowding

For the past three years, I have been working with Perry Hall Improvement Association President Dennis Robinson on initiatives to reduce school overcrowding.   The most recent enrollment statistics are proof of the importance of these efforts. The projections show that schools throughout … Continue reading

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16 Miles of Roads to be Resurfaced in Fifth District

Even though the state government has sharply cut the road funding it provides to Baltimore County and other jurisdictions, I am pleased that resources have been found to repair our local streets.  Over the next two years, Baltimore County will … Continue reading

Posted in Anneslie, Carney, Chapel Road, Downtown Towson, Loch Raven, Perry Hall, resurfacing, Rodgers Forge, Uncategorized, West Towson | Comments Off

At Midterm, A Thank You to the Fifth District

Two years ago, the voters of the Fifth District entrusted me with the responsibility of representing them on the Baltimore County Council. I would like to thank my family, community leaders, business owners, and everyone who has contacted my office … Continue reading

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Banning Panhandle Lots in Carney, Cub Hill, and Parkville

At the Baltimore County Council meeting on April 2nd, I will introduce legislation with Councilwoman Cathy Bevins that will ban panhandle building lots in the Carney-Cub Hill-Parkville area. A panhandle is one in which a developer is allowed to “jam” … Continue reading

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